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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, the undecided voters, middle class, those people who have admitted today they've needed government assistance, if a republican could fail those people, then possibly we might not want to take a chance again on a republican, when the country is in such dire straits and at a crucial point right now. >> it brings back the george w. bush name again. >> oh, yeah. >> which they've been trying to campaign away from. >> absolutely. >> you've already had two. you've got a big voter education turnout drive. this one in virginia coming up. >> next tuesday, from 10:00 to 3:00, we'll be in virginia at market square from 10:00 to 3:00. voter education, voter registration. last week we were in the district. people getting registered, getting information that they need. like where's my polling place? what issues are really on the ballot? we're teaming up with the board of elections to help people. it's all about educating and informing the community. >> they said october was when everybody was going to start paying very, very close attention. >> they're watching, listening, and forming opinions. >
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
live look at the capitol. after a year long investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid poway technologies and zte corporation. those companies are among the world's leading telecommunications companies. both deny posing a threat to the u.s. >>> and venezuela's president hugo chavez wips a third term in office. the electoral council announced that chavez won by a narrow margin. it ends a bitter campaign in which chavez denied using oil control to his advantage. >>> this morning the pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak is voluntarily recalling all of its products. the new england compounding center says the move is just a precaution and says there is no indication any other products were contaminated. the centers for disease control report 91 cases of fungal meningitis in nine cases connected to the massachusetts health facility. seven people have died, including one person in maryland and another person in virginia. they were all treated with contaminated steroids for back pain. >>> the redskins' home struggles conti
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
filled back up, they shouldn't have any more problems. >>> the government is warning doctors to avoid all products from that massachusetts pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak, this after a fifth person has died. the latest victim died in tennessee, making three deaths in that state so far. there have also been deaths reported in maryland and in virginia. at least 30 people have been sickened in six states, all of them got tainted steroid injections for back pain. they believe it was caused by a common fungus found in leaf mold. it is not contagious. >>> nats fans will not have to pay extra after all. the d.c. taxi cab commission initially approved a $1 fee for each additional passenger on trips to and from the ballpark. after pressure from mayor gray, the commission dropped that plan. tom sherwood will be here to say they're still not sure the city is ready for the play-off clouds. >>> dramatic changes on the way. >> let's go to meteorologist veronica johnson for your first forecast. how about it, v.j.? >> dramatic change is not the sunshine we're seeing, but it certainly
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the rebellion in syria. the government in turkey, which borders syria, has retaliated after syrian forces fired on civilians inside the turkish border. a turkish official said a bomb hit a house earlier today, a woman was killed along with a 6-year-old boy and three others. a policeman was injured. syria's information minister apologized to the turkish people for the attack. he's calling on all countries to respect the border. >>> there is a controversial proposal from a task force devoted to keeping the power on after storms. a new report out today calls for allowing utility companies like pepco to charge more for needed improvements. the cost would be about $1 or $2 per month, per customer. governor martin o'malley created the task force. if the public service commission should approve, companies would have to meet stricter reliability standards. opponents say this rewards utility companies for not paying for their own improvements. >>> today was the last meeting of the d.c. council task force looking into lowering fines for people caught speeding by traffic cameras. now members
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
government. >>> a u.s. border patrol agent was killed and another injured overnight in a shooting in arizona. a third agent was not injured. authorities say the three were investigating an alarm triggered by a sensor along the mexico an border. this is the first border patrol ent to be killed in two years. the last shooting prompted the congressional investigation into the gun smuggling operation dubbed fast and furious. >>> there are new clues in the disappearance of a mother in loudoun county. 36-year-old leyla mccullagh hasn't been seen since august. court documents show she's had a rocky relationship with her husband. now police are investigating whether foul play was involved. pat collins was in herndon where the investigation is focused. >> reporter: 50 days since leyla mccouple dlog disappeared and police are looking into the possible of foul play. missing. leyla mccullagh. 36-year-old belly dancer, wife and mother of a little boy. last seen back in august at her leesburg home. a sprawling property with the pond and the pool. she lived here with her husband matthew in their young son.
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points while in hong kong the hang seng was closed again for a holiday. >>> well, stocks ended mostly in the blackmon day thanks to a glimmer of economic optimism. news that manufacturing growth broke a four month roadblock sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice depar
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
investigation continues. >>> this morning the government will issue a warning that thousands of airbags replaced over the last three years could be dangerous count err fits. you will be able to learn in your model is at risk. just go to safer cars.gov. >>> newly released images show what police hope will be a better view of a 10-year-old colorado girl missing since friday. jessica ridgeway was last seen walking to school with her classmates. her backpack was found six miles from home. >>> if you are depressed, you're not alone. the world health organization says 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. >>> jerry sandusky's ramblings were ignored as he was sent to prison for the rest of his life. >>> and this blew up on tuesday, an ongoing problem sings the end of the cold war. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed 13,473 after dropping 110 poinltsz. s&p dropped 14, nasdaq sank 47. overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei plunged 173 points while in hong kong the hang seng lost 17. >>> so how will investors
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
government and covered the local equestrian community. the sheriff's office is working with the fbi to solve the murder mystery. >>> metro blames stolen electronics for a spike in its latest crime report. the transit agency says crime is up almost 7% between january and now compared to last year. 79% of reported cases involve property damage, such as car break-ins, thefts, and arson. the other 21% include robbery, assault, rape, and homicide. those cases were reported at the anacostia rail spags. that was covered by college park and gallery place. >>> tomorrow the transit agency will hear plans to accommodate the inauguration crowd. metro plans to create a specially priced commemorative smart trip card. riders will have to pay peak time fares despite inauguration falling on the martin luther king holiday. >>> kwame brown will learn his fate next month on felony bank fraud charges. until then, the former d.c. council chairman must follow a strict sur fcurfew and other st rules. the judge set a curfew of 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for brown. brown was ordered to return to court yesterday because
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
government said it was billed more than $400 million in bogus claims. >>> new rules for secret service agents after that drunken partying in a colombia hotel. agents are now banned from drinking at a hotel. no more drinking 10 hours before a shift and sharing sensitive information online could get you fired. >>> bruce davis, known as charles manson's right hand man, has been recommended for parole. he's served more than four decades for the 1969 killings for of a musician and stunt man. governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. nasa says it will collect soil samples to learn if there were ever favorable conditions for microbial life. >>> and one of the top trending health stories right now on msnbc.com could cause some controversy. offering free birth control can dramatically lower the rate of birth control. cases of abortion dropped from 66 to 75% below the national level. these findings could impact this year's election. mitt romney has pledged to repeal the affordable care act which requires insurance to cover contrac
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
pay federal income taxes and are dependent on the government or romney's possession on women's health issues. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name they will. romney said i'm going to replace obama care, but won't say with that. >> romney clearly came to play, standing toe to toe with the president. through plenty of fireworks. >> your title is the president of an airplane and house, but not your own facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut of a scale you're talking about. we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's plan adds up to nearly $5 trillion and would give the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
up government control of his economy and limited dissent among his opponents. his challenger is promising reform. there's concern a close election could lead to fraud and a violent reaction from voters. >>> engineers are making last-minute preparations to launch a private rocket into space. later tonight california based spacex will attempt to send an unmanned cap actual to the international space station. it did a similar mission back in may. this time it will stay there for much of october as astronauts conduct experiments. liftoff is scheduled for 8:35 tonight from florida's cape canaveral. >>> well, wedding day is supposed to be one to remember, and in philadelphia it was memorable for all the wrong reasons after a fight broke out at the reception. >>> plus, will this cold, dreary weather continue through the week? chuck is back with the forecast coming up next. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
retirement. and a government plane is on stand by to carry her overseas for treatment, although she is too unstable to move. today, the chief of surgery paid a visit to her bedside, and vowed to fight terrorism no matter the costs. while malala yousufzai lies in bed, many pray for her recovery. some schools were closed in protests. many demonstrate against the taliban in protests. the shooting has brought new focus to malala situation, the fight for education. >> there can be nothing more cowardly. her story has captured the world's attention >> yesterday's attack reminds us of the challenge the girls face, whether it is poverty or marginalization, or even violence, just for speaking out for basic rights. >> reporter: malala yousufzai may become a combined force. they vow to attack her again if she recovers combined force. >> the >> they have added her father ta the hit list.dded her doctors say she has shown some improvement in the next day but that the next 24 hours will be critical. before they can tell if the gunmen still at large have permanently silenced the courage of a 14-ye
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> government officials and economists are firing back after some republicans claimed yesterday's job numbers were manipulated. after the job numbers came out, former ge ceo jack welch said the government tweaked the numbers on purpose to help the president. the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% from 8.1% but officials from the bureau of labor statistics say the numbers are almost impossible to manipulate. general electric is the minority shareholder of nbc. >>> a nail polish company with facilities in maryland is set to layoff more than 100 people at the end of the year. the company owned by revlon is closing its beltsville facility. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray says he is not worried about the 2014 mayoral election focusing instead on his current term. he dismissed a tweet yesterday that said he wouldn't run next election. he is currently under investigation for election fraud but no charges have been filed. gray appeared agitated when asked about the tweet and if he would run in 2014. >> is this based on somebody's opinion that was quoted today in a story? >> reporter: yes apparently. >> i
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Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
-- what we're doing, we are corroding trust in our government in a way. and one-time responsible people are doing to control it. and the idea that donald trump, jack welch, rich people with crazy conspiracies, can get traction on this is a bad trend. >> i assume, david, there's a number of people that believe that the real unemployment report is somewhere safe in nairobi with the president's kenyan birth certificate. this stuff is crazy. and the notion, quite frankly, that somebody as well respected as jack welch would go on television and embarrass himself for the entire day of friday by saying somehow that these statistics are made up, i agree with chuck, it's incredibly dangerous. and we wonder why institutions in this country are -- or the perception of institutions in this country are failing because people go on tv and just make stuff up. asked for evidence, he said he had none. >> the bush statistics came out after jack welch did and said there is no way this could be. it's not possible. >> when did you stop beating your wife? >> no, no. you guys are missing the whole point. the
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a corrupt government. his supporters, mostly the middle class and wealthy, many of them now say they will now leave venezuela, likely destination, the united states. >> a lot of us will continue fighting for freedom. >> reporter: hugo chavez is battling cancer. were it to take his life in the first four years of his term, the vice president would serve only for 30 days, just enough time to hold another election. nbc news, venezuela. >>> feeling a bit wintry here now. everybody's packing up their summer clothes. but summer's not done completely. >> no. not at all. battle of the seasons going on right now. and put it out there on facebook and twitter. a lot of you responded. about 70% of the people, do you like it? i know you do. >> i like it. >> i figured both of you would like it. i know doreen, when she was sitting here was like, no, a little too early for me. but 70% of you on my facebook and twitter pages were saying, hey, bring on this nice weather and bring in the cooler weather. about 3% were saying, where's the snow? can we get to the snow? well, hey, we've still got a month,
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
which we like to think because sam adams was such a patriots and opposed big government. maybe that's why republicans like to drink sam adams beer. democrats like to drink vodka, rum, tequila, sauvignon blanc would be predictive of partisanship. >> where does the republican eat dinner? >> applebee's and ruby tuesdays but not tgi fridays. >> he knows what you drink and what restaurants you eat in. >> and how i'm going to vote before i do. >> it's scary. >> absolutely. yeah. >> reporter: and he knows what we watch. armed with that kind of information, the parties can plant their ads in the places that will most likely yield a harvest, that all important bubble of independents and undecideds. >> in north carolina -- >> we looked at the partisanship of the weather channel and is it in the middle. >> reporter: that goes to local tv. will predicted what stations george watches in raleigh, nbc 17 and kral. >> i watch nbc 17 and wral. >> you learned a lot about who your constituency is. >> too much sometimes. >> the ads pile up and the phone keeps ringing. most of it targeted at george, who i
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
government last week urged doctors not to use any of those products on patients. >>> tomorrow is sentencing day for former penn state football coach jerry sandusky and no one will speak on his behalf, that's according to sandusky's attorneys. he has several letters written on his behalf that will be written to the judge. sandusky has been asked to be placed in the general population to serve his sentence. he was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing boys he met through a charity for at-risk children. he could receive life in prison. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in battleground virginia today. a speech at virginia military institute he said it's time to change the course in middle east. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with more on this story. >> reporter: hi, pat, thanks. down at vmi today, romney said particularly in the case of the conflict involving the israelis, arabs and iran, that only with a new president would we get the chance he says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change the course in the month. >> reporter:
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
million autos this year. aig, the insurance giant rescued by a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis could be named a financial institution by regulators. if it happens, they will be regulated by the federal reserve. back to you. >> thanks for the update. barbara? >>> more and more spas are offering cosmetic procedures done in doctors offices. we have the precautions you should take. good morning. >> tell us about the things the spas are offering now. >> well, first let me define what a spa is. a spa is where you are getting facials and massages and things like that. a medi-spa is when they incorporate medical procedures in a regular spa and you have a physicians office. there are different tier, if you will, for cosmetic procedures but they may not be qualified to do them. >> if we are talking botox and fillers, are those ever done in spas or in medi-spas. >> what we define is what's medical practice. if you are practicing medicine, that has to be by a licensed individual who is approved or licensed to practice. so, some of these procedures, yes, are done in spas, w
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down goth, would work. that's not the right answer for america. i'll restore the vitality that gets america working again. >> the candidates' next debate will take place october 16th in long island. >>> joining us now to talk about last night's debate is nbc news senior political editor mark murray. we appreciate you coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> coming out of these debates, a lot of people like to declare a winner. the consensus seems to be that mitt romney was that last night. what put him in that position? >> mitt romney helped himself and came across as very energetic, he was concise, even funny in a lot of his answers. the format actually ended up benefiting him because you elevate the challenger. president obama has been campaigning with the air force one, being able to ride on air force one, having the presidential seal at his podium. now mitt romney was elevated to president obama's level. i was reminded in 2004 when john kerry was challenging george w. bush and we saw a simil
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the president said that the government can provide the service at lower cost, and without a profit. >> reporter: in control, assertive. presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that impressionistically stylistically there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> reporter: at a rally in denver the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: later today at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said on spending and taxes. >> he may do a tap dance and two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have the practice. >> you more worried obama might lose now? >> i don't know, not really. >> reporter: obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, and if he wants to make changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> report
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
, there's spending cuts that affect more than 1,000 government programs. >> mandated. >> absolutely. that could go into effect. tax cuts set to expire, including the bush tax cuts and the payroll tax cut. combined, all of these things could wipe about 5% growth off the economy, throw us into recession and the tax increases from 90% of americans. >> that sounds like the doomsday scenario. i mentioned there's been a stalemate so far, but the pressure is going to month on both sides to get something done. what's the likelihood we end up falling off this fiscal cliff? >> it's teetering right now. we've got eight senators, democrats and republicans, meeting behind closed doors in mt. vernon trying to come to some sort of a compromise, but there are other people who suggest that if we're allowed to go over the cliff, their negotiating power from both sides gains strength. >> let's break this down to the average person and the average family, all right. describe for me what happens to people at various income levels if all of these things actually fall into place. >> so, we're looking at 6
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. there's a role for government in health care. and one of those roles is to ensure that people who have coverage for pre-existing conditions are able to maintain that coverage. and that's part of governor romney's plan. >> the debate will continue. thanks very much this morning, i appreciate it. >> thank you, david. >>> well, chris matthews was very vocal about president obama's performance following the debate. here's some of what he had to say. >> certainly there was no bobby kennedy in the green room before barack obama came out tonight. i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out tonight. >> i agree. >> about social security. where was obama tonight? >> and chris matthews joins us now. chris, really, tell us how you really feel. you're a supporter of president obama. what do you think happens? >> yeah. well the way the president handled it was just not up to the task. romney was able to talk about things like funding for pbs and never had ex
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, t on overning. differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hisses among other noisy distracting things. so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start, the economy, segment 1, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of denver for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago i becam
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. they're put together by two separate government entities, bureau of labor statistics, the labor department, and then the census bureau. and then the employment numbers, put together by the labor department by the labor that tells us -- then there was the household survey, and that is where 200,000 field representatives go in and call a number of households, putting the number together, you combine the two, and that is the report that we got this morning. but with 2,000 field representatives involved, and two government entities involved, it is almost impossible to manipulate these numbers. >> that is why we needed it all explained, as always, sue herrera. >>> now to breaking news out of arizona, where last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal investigators do believ
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid wawei technologies and zte corporations. they're among the nation's leading telecommunications companies, and both deny posing a threat to the u.s. >>> 5:35 is our time. nats fans will have great memories of the first postseason game. nats beat the cardinals in game one of the national league division series. >> and a line drive to right field. coming on in, it's a base hit. beltran throws it back in, but two runs score. and moving on second on the throw to the plate is tyler moore. >> that hit pretty much won the game for the nats. tyler moore drove in two runs with that pinch-hit in the eighth inning. it made the score 3-2, and that was the final. that obviously made some folks excited. so many nats fans rooted on the team from sports bars and restaurants here in washington. some fans we spoke to say they have supported the nationals since they moved here seven years ago. they say it's about time they have something like this to cheer about. >> awesome, awesome. finally we have a baseball team that's
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
resistance. observers say the new suggest that the syrian government is trying to break through a stalemate that lasted in those areas for months. in the meantime, tensions flaired today. no one was injured this time, but a similar incident on wednesday killed five people. the turkish prime minister warned the syrian government today not to test turkey's limits. >>> an american student accused of killing a hotel worker in israel is dead after being shot by israeli soldiers. it happened today at a resort town on the red sea. the american is a 23-year-old man from new york. he worked at the israeli hotel until about three days ago. a man he shot was a former co-worker. witnesses say the two had been arguing. no one else in the busy hotel was hurt. israeli police quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive. >>> student protests over italy today turned violent. police in riot gear confronted demonstrators and five students were injured in taurino. that's according to italian news report. one student is in a hospital with injuries to his face. six police officers were injured by rome by students thr
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
serving multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. >>> the family of a government contractor jailed in cuba is making another plea to have the maryland than released. family members now fear alan gross has cancer. an american radiologist says he looked at ct and ultrasound scans cuban doctors performed on a mass behind his shoulder. they diagnosed it as a hematoma that would disappear. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a a year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. >>> angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news. >> the death toll is rising now. 40 people confirmed dead and 72 injured after a string of car bombings in syria's biggest city. the pictures of devastating, total destruction here, buildings reduced to nothing. this was in the main square in the government controlled city of allepo. triple car bombings are believed to to be the cause. government forces rule allepo right now and a mill tear club nearby is what some believe was the target of today's bomb
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
, eun. >>> the u.s. government is suing wells fargo, accusing the bank of reckless mortgage lending. the suit claims the company misrepresented the quality of thousands of mortgages so they could be eligible for federal loan insurance. the bank had applied for fha protection, meaning if the mortgages defaulted, the government would pick up the tab. the government is seeking millions of dollars of damages. wells fargo denies the allegations saying many of the issues raised in the suit were already addressed with the department of housing and urban development. i have a feeling we've not heard the end of this, and it will drag on for quite some time. >> courtney, thanks so much. >>> a frederick, maryland brewery has created a unique way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the civil war. they're producing a beer using a civil war era recipe. the first batch called antietam ale is being sold. the u.s. civil war museum is helping produce the beer and will receive $1 for every case sold. if you want to try it yourself, it's available at brewer's alley on north market street in frederick. >
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
supplements the government says do not do what the labels claim. stay with us, we'll be r >>> stocking up on vitamin d to fight off colds may be a waste of your time and money. researchers in new zealand studied patients getting high doses of vitamin d. they found no difference in the number of colds. the study published in this month's journal of the american medical association. >>> a report says some supplements may not be what they seem. the health and inspector general says many weight loss in immove boosting supplements make false claims. some claim to cure diabetes and cancer. the report did not name any specific products. >>> we are getting a sneak peak at the "today" show's interview with mark zuckerberg. he told matt lauer he wears the same thing every day. he has 20 identical gray t-shirts. he keeps his shirts in one drawer and his wife rules the closet. you can watch the full interview of zuckerberg tomorrow on the "today" show here on nbc 4. >>> stocks are higher at this hour. let's check in with cnbc. we are joined live with more on that and the rest of the day's business headl
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
here a little while later. this is the second big debate in recent weeks for the former govern nors of the earlier debate. the first one was sponsored by nbc 4 back on september 20th. most polls show this race deadlocked. but two recent surveys including one just released today showing tim cain wikaine with a seven-p lead. both candidates, of course, will be looking to gain an edge tonight. but political observers say don't expect the attacks get too harsh. they want to show they will be the candidate for the solution in washington. >> i think the public has a degree of revulsion with all of these ads that are out there. so what happens, is that the candidates, when they get to these debates, are trying to be careful that they somehow don't have an attitude and demeanor that mirrors what the public is seeing on television and each candidate right now is saying that they are best positioned to actually help change washington and reach real solutions there. >> reporter: the debate starts at 8:00 tonight. virginia viewers can see it on c-span. for now, reporting live outside richmond, jul
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
local government services. question 7 is one of the more hotly debated topics this election season. yesterday clergy and community activists rallied against expand gambling. >>> angie goff has some breaking news. >> in syria, 27 people are dead and human rights group claims that 40 people are dead and 90 injured after triple car bombs rocked the country's biggest city. much of the main square government controlled allepo is reduced to rubble. some buildings collapsed. a military club nearby is believed to have been the target. activists say the bombings happened after guards at the club clashed with gunmen. this type of violence is considered rare. the last attack was in february when a suicide bomber killed 28. angie goff, news 4. >>> thousands of baseball fans will always have fond memories of being at a late season game to a random tuesday night between two of the worst teams in the national league. >> 0-2 pitch. swing and a miss and he strikes out. but you know what, he made it back and the crowd comes to it feet again. >> and that is because they got to see adam greenberg's co
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
government prosecutors deliberately leaked both of these items to the media. the judge presiding over the trial will hold a hearing about the possible leaks on october 11th. >>> a new york federal judge ruled the iran, taliban and al qaeda must pay $6 billion for their roles in the september 11 attacks. the judge says he hopes this mostly symbolic lawsuit will help provide relief for some of the victims' families. iran has repeatedly denied any connection to the attacks or al qaeda. >>> american airlines says a mechanical problem, not human error, caused seats to come loose on several planes midflight. the carrier inspected 48 of its boeing 747s with similar seats and all are back in service. in a statement, the airline officials blamed a problem with the tracks the seats sit on and the locking mechanism. the faa still conducting its own investigation into those loose seats. >>> virginia's hotly contested senate race is becoming new defined. the survey shows democrat tim kaine leading republican george allen 49% to 44%. that's among likely voters. it breaks a deadlock the two candidates w
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
concerns about a government contractor from montgomery county jailed in cuba. doctors feel alan gross may have cancer. an american radiologist looked at scans cuban doctor doctors performed on a mass. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a 15 year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. a lot of fog. >> we've had the dog days of summer and it will feel like dog day of summer here this afternoon. we have foggy dogs this morning when you walk your dog. and we do have the fog around. take a look at the capitol, this is a time lapse from last evening to just about an hour ago. you can see the fog swririrls around the capitol. thanks to scott, our content editor. and as we take a look at the view from our city camera, we do have the fog right in washington. at reagan national, it's at 70 degrees. and we've got the humidity, yes, very high of course. and visibility at reagan national about a half a mile. these are the area airport visibilities. you see shenan
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
strict new requirement for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law democrats claim republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among poor and minority voters. first, voters without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card, because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> reporter: then the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election. >> reporter: today the judge concluded the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and the estimated need of those who do not yet have them will not be closed in time. so he blocked the law from fully going into effect in pennsylvania for the general election. poll workers can ask for a photo i.d., but those without one can still cast a ballot. many voters said they agreed. >> if they gave people time, like a year. but it penalizes a lot
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
turkish parliament authorized the government to carry out military operations beyond its own borders, threatening to widen syria's war throughout the nation. you can see the town that is held by opposition rebels, but every day according to the residents here the syrian military which is on the outskirts fires mortars and shells into this town. sometimes they overshoot and the mortars end uplanding on the homes of farmers. they fled the border region because it had been too dangerous to stay here. he showed me where a stray bullet struck his house and told me they couldn't sleep at night because the shells fell like rain. when once the sounds of animals were all you could hear along the border, now rumbling jeeps are reminders that syria's war is increasingly reaching beyond its borders. >> now to the scandal rocking the vatican. the pope's former butler found guilty today of stealing private papal documents and leaking them to a reporter, but tonight the butler is expecting a pardon. paulo gabrieli was always close to the pope or at his side serving dinner. it was a trusted position
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
government still has to approve the billion dollar plan to remove the dam. and every day health assessment teams carefully wash the fish for any sign of disease. for now, at least, there is reason to celebrate. >> there we go. >> thanks to the salmon's robust return. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, klamath, california. >> that is our broadcast on a tuesday night, thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams, we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more.
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
31 people. state tv reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you as well, natalie. today we're watching the private sector jobs report for some clues as to what kind of report we're going to get on friday when the big government payrolls report comes out. at this stage economists are expecting 153,000 jobs were created in the month of september, and apple shares are in focus once again as there are some reports out that asian component suppliers of apple have begun mass production of a smaller tablet computer that apparently is smaller than the current ipad. we're all waiting for that as well. back to you. >> wonderful to be in time for the holidays. mandy drury, thanks so much. >>> the self-proclaimed world's best dad is at it again. davengedow and his 20-month-old daughter have become famous online that show sarcastically why dave's the greatest dad. after their appearance on her show last week where alice bee g
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >> stephanie got a job in county government, environmental planning department. they raised their three young children. >> awesome children. the best. >> smile. >> life for the family was -- >> fantastic. we traveled, we vacationed. ♪ >> but it was in her spare moments that stephanie was truly transformed. a ballroom dancer. >> dancing was probably to her what photography is to me. >> our guest star -- >> it was her passion, said her old friend, bill. >> stephanie loved to dance. dance was her life. she was alive when she danced. >> hardly surprising then that stephanie and jen were close, too. >> we started a ballroom dance program together and pretty soon, she had me doing back flips and partnering and just all kinds of fun things. >> but it was dance that led on the whole cascade of trouble. in the fall of 2010. as an annual fund-raiser here called dancing with the mountain stars. local worthies paired with ballroom pros. did you go? >> i did not go to the last one. >> had a wedding so shoot, so he missed the chance to see stephanie teach those led foot td businessmen is fox trot, the ta
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Oct 2, 2012 2:05am EDT
. >> whatever that is. >> last but not least, student government president -- wow -- adam rotti who is studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypt
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
substantial assistance to government authorities, and it was for that reason prosecutors asked for a more lenient sentence than called for in the guidelines. brooks was a member of gray's finance and treasury teams. prosecutors say he began dive diverting thousands of dollars to brown in 2010 so he would verbally attack fente in debates and forums. the assistant treasurer on the campaign provided brooks with blank money orders. brooks filled in names and gave them to brown's campaign. now, brooks had a few things to say in court for himself. right before he was sentenced. he said, after 20 months of anguish, pain and embarrassment, i stand here today with a contrite heart. i did break the law. and for that, i'm truly sorry. over and over again he did admit to the judge that he had broken the law and said it would be time for him to make up for the mistakes he's made. he's one of three people who pleaded guilty in connection with the 2010 campaign. darcy spencer, news4. >>> d.c. police are investigating the death of a woman in northeast. police tell us they got a call for trouble on f
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Oct 8, 2012 3:05am EDT
government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. sailing, diving, post guard beaches. how shelley tyre looked forward to it. they had chartered a sailboat with their friends. the other couple would be bringing along their young son. a week of diving and sailing whichever way caught their fancy. upon arrival here in tortola, they went to get scuba gear. the women went for their boat the caribbean soul. and to this day no one in that group can say that anything was amiss. and it was by all accounts the leisurely week in the caribbean all hoped for. they dove the british islands' greatest hits. on the morning of march 12th, they set a course for cooper island and the site known as the twin wrecks. dive instructor keith r
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
other than a new car dealership could be at risk. >>> the time is 5:20. the federal government is going after wells fargo. it's suing the bank, claiming it lied about the quality of thousands of loans so they'd be eligible for federal loan insurance. the government is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars the federal housing administration paid out after homeowners defaulted on their wells fargo mortgages. >>> a massachusetts town may be cursing the state's attorney general for bad-mouthing their ban on foul language. this summer the town of middleborough voted to approve a ban on cursing. get caught swearing in public, and you'll be fined $20. the attorney general is recommending the town change or repeal the ban. she says it violates free speech. the town says it was just tired of hearing the foul language from teenagers. >>> a lightning strike hit close to home, and it's caught on video. >> oh [ bleep ]! >> you heard it there. that big bang startled the florida woman who recorded the video last friday. a lightning bolt hit a tree and burst into flames. no one was hurt, but it
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
government contractor it's holding see his personal doctor. the state department says alan gross must be allowed to see a doctor because of concerns he might have cancer. an american radiologist looked at records cuba sent him of a mass. cuban doctors say it's nothing serious but that radiologist says the mass should be presumed to be cancerous unless proven otherwise. gross is cserving a 15-year sentence for providing internet equipment. >>> defenders of the colorado shooting suspect are accusing prosecutors of violating gag orders. the defense team says his updated mug shot was improperly leaked to the media. they also argue details of a notebook were also leaked. his defense team says government prosecutors deliberately leaked both of those items to the media. the judge presiding over the trial will hold a hearing about the possible leaks on october 11th. >>> a new york fall judge ruled iran, the taliban and al qaeda must pay a massive fine for their roles in the september 11 attacks. the judge says the $6 billion fine is mostly symbolic but will hopefully help provide relief
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
meet safety standards, but critics say the government should force higher standards. so we went to the agency overseeing the companies. why not mandate photoelectric? >> because both technologies are working in saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm, people say, just did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure they can get out. >> reporter: but if the smoke detector didn't go off and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for the mom who lost nearly everything. >> i would think that if i had known i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: just to be clear, no one is saying throw out your smoke alarm tonight. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies in your home. you can buy a dual detector that has both in one. thing is, they're harder to find in the stores and will cost you a little more money, too
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
growth of jobs in america is not as fast as the government would like it to be and certainly not as great as the american people would like it to be. i think that when you look at the number of jobs added in the last month, it was good. it was better than expected. lower than the average for the years. we added 114,000 jobs, 10,000 of those were from government, and the average for the year for each month was 150,000. so it's slow, but it is moving in right direction. >> thanks so much. once again, here's jenna. >>> and while the economy may be picking up, there's something else on the rise as well and it's much more unwelcome and it's gas prices. they spiked overnight once again in california, reaching an all-time high and drivers are not happy to say the least. more now from christa dahlgren. >> reporter: just when californians thought things couldn't get worse -- >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> going from $4.70 a week ago. >> reporter: in california, the average price per gallon is up 36 cen
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
the oil wealth has been siphoned by the government. many of his supporters say they will leave venezuela, likely destination, the united states. >> i love venezuela. we'll continue fighting for freedom. >> reporter: president hugo chavez is battling cancer. were it to take his life in the first four years of his life the vice president would serve for only 30 days, just enough time to stage a new election. natalie? >> kerry sanders in caracas, venezuela. thank you, kerry. >>> at least 27 new cases of fungal meningitis emerged as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injections spreads to nine states. 91 people are now infected as the new england drug company that produced those injections widens its recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs made at the affected facility. >>> a plea deal today for the former cincinnati bengals cheerleader facing sexual abuse charges. the agreement will allow sarah jones to avoid a trial slated to begin wednesday. the 27-year-old jones is expected to serv
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
million for george allen, who was also a former virginia govern governor. kaine has led in fund-raising over the course of his senate campaign. >>> public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. hundreds, if not thousands around the country could be affected by the outbreak. it came from a medical center in massachusetts and went to facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain, but doctors believe the steroid became infected. >> this is a treatable condition. that's why we're urging people to be vigilant about symptoms if they believe they were exposed, to communicate with their health care provider and be sure they're valted if they believe they have any symptoms related to this. >> so far five people have died from the infection, including in virginia and maryland. to see the clinics that had the drug go to nbcwashington.com and search for key word "meningitis." >>> inspectors are trying to figure out what caused a staff folding to collaps
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
government is doing to make sure the ecofriendly products you buy are really green. liz crenshaw is more with the details. >> listen up to that story. we begin with american express. the credit card company will refund $250,000 consumers an estimated $85 million. the consumer financial protection bureau says amex violated credit card practices ranging from debt collection to card solicitations, and late fee charges. in addition to the refund of 85 million consumer, they will pay more than $27 million in civil fines. they will notify consumers directly. you do not have to take any action. the cfpb warns against any other entity offering to help you reclaim the money. that is likely to be a scam. water bills have gone up in prince george's county. consumers are paying double the flush tax now. $5 per month. which is the chesapeake bay restoration fee. the wssc says the fee increase will be used to improve the waste water treatment plans owned by utilities throughout the state. residents who cannot afford that higher fee can apply for an exemption. residents are also seeing a 7.5% rate incr
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
much of the ground needed for recovery. she stressed the greek government neats to push through more cost cutting reforms. >>> general motors is hiring more workers. they want to develop their own software and gadgets for their cars instead of buying them from outside sources. the first two in texas and you guessed it, michigan. stocks on the move. edwards life science is dropping 18% after reporting sales of hard valves weaker than expected. yum brands which owns pizza hut, taco bell and kfc is returning to rapid growth i. was enough to send the stock up to just under $68 per share. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, hampton. >>> beauty products and cosmetics are one of the least regulated consumer products -- doctor, there's a lot of information on labels of everything from shampoo to lotion. you brought us an example of a shampoo label. let's take a look. >> right. >> tell us what we should be looking for. >> well, this is fairly new in that not all products have this labeling. what we really want to see is if there's an active ingredient, what is the active ingredient. >> we sho
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Oct 4, 2012 2:05am EDT
our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> now on today's beauty, how often do you get your hair done at the salon? more than every two months we need to talk. >> celebrity stylist sally hirshberger is here with tips to stretch the appointment by extending the life of your haircut and color, saving you time and money at the salon, maybe putting you out of business. you sure you want to tell us, sally? >> that's what i was thinking. this is a bit risky. >> great to meet you, famous hairdresser, you. >> you, too. i like your hair getting longer in the front. bangs. >> ish. >> so bangs can be really from here, like yours. >> i have bangs? >> kathie lee. or like mine. 'cause when you think about your hair ge
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